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There are many kinds of cosmetic dentistry, and Drs. Galligan and Villa Dental Studio in Staten Island, NY would like to help our patients make the best choices. To do so, we offer some answers to a fairly common question we hear in our office – what can porcelain veneers do for me?

As your trusted dentist in Staten Island, we are happy to explain how this cosmetic dentistry solution works, and what issues it can, or cannot, address. The first step for all patients is to undergo a regular exam in order to ensure that they have optimal oral health. We never want you to work with our cosmetic dentist unless your teeth and gums are free of disease, discomfort or other issues. Once you have that solid foundation of oral health, our porcelain veneers specialist can begin providing you the right solutions.

So, that brings us to the issue of just what porcelain veneers might offer you. They are typically used for our patients struggling with:

  • Teeth so deeply stained or discolored (both intrinsically and extrinsically) that whitening will not brighten them
  • Teeth with chips, cracks or other mild damage
  • Teeth with mild gapping or uneven spacing
  • Teeth that are irregularly sized

This makes porcelain veneers one of the fastest solution to some of the most common cosmetic issues. They take just two office visits to complete and are custom made specifically to your needs.

Now, we would also like to quickly itemize what solutions porcelain veneers cannot offer. For example, they are not a substitute for orthodontics. They cannot give you a perfectly aligned bite, work for teeth that have been almost entirely lost or destroyed by decay or injury, or overcome issues with your gums.

Want a Perfect Smile? Contact Our Cosmetic Dentist in Staten Island

Do you believe you are a good candidate for dental veneers? If you need to learn more or feel ready to book a consultation, just get in touch with us by calling Drs. Galligan & Villa Dental Studio at our Staten Island, NY office at 718-984-7700. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.